Maybe I could sell it to a bar as pre-made lemondrops?
April 26, 2010 11:02 PM   Subscribe

Help! My limoncello is too sweet!

Two years ago I started a batch with meyer lemon and 100 proof vodka then forgot it and left it in my liquor cabinet. I finally got around to cutting it tonight and I got the proportions all wrong. I had about 1 1/4 cup of alcohol, so I used 2 cups simple syrup (2 cups water, 2 cups sugar) to bring it to around 33% abv. It's way too sweet. I'm afraid just adding more alcohol will dilute the subtle meyer lemon flavor. Is there any solution besides starting another batch of infused alcohol and adding it to the current mix? I was hoping to use this batch for summer.
posted by lizjohn to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd probably just drink it with club soda. Mmmmm.

Disclaimer: I'm a college student. We drink just about anything.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 11:30 PM on April 26, 2010

Using it as a mixer is probably your best bet. Personally, I'd probably mix it with un- or under-sweetened fresh lemonade. You could also use it for limonitas (1 part triple sec, two parts sugary limoncello, three parts lemon juice, simple syrup if needed to taste -- shake with ice, strain into a salt-rimmed glass).
posted by timeo danaos at 3:57 AM on April 27, 2010

Add lime rinds and let it brew itself for a couple of weeks. Limecello is awesome.
posted by 8dot3 at 6:45 AM on April 27, 2010

It would work well as a granita/slush too. Cold deadens sweet. Ice syrups taste way too sweet at room temperature. 33%abv is too high to completely freeze, but this will make an awesome slushy. I speak from experience.
posted by bonehead at 9:50 AM on April 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

(garnish with mint, btw)
posted by bonehead at 9:51 AM on April 27, 2010

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